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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Format: Hardcover Book
© 2002 684 pp.
ISBN: 1-887554-26-2
Price: US $135.95
Product Code: ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
State of the Science • Best Practices
Editors: Peter S. Jensen, MD and James R. Cooper, MD

“Comes at a time when there is an explosion of new information on the diagnosis, neurobiology and treatment of ADHD.  With chapters by a virtual ‘who’s who’ of the field, presents the best scientific data about this disorder, illuminating the controversies and pointing out future needs.  A major contribution!”
—Judith L. Rapoport, M.D., Chief, Child Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental Health

“Unsurpassed in its scope, scholarship, and social relevance.”
—Alan E. Kazdin, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine

One in twenty children has ADHD.  Substantial functional impairment accompanies the disorder—including elevated risk for serious accidents, problems in peer and family functioning, and below-average academic achievement.  This critically acclaimed reference surveys research in epidemiology, neuro-psychotherapy, neurobiology, psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, providing an authoritative review of the state of the science on ADHD diagnosis, causes, treatment and outcomes:
  • Biological bases and cognitive correlates of ADHD
  • Controversies regarding over- or under-diagnosis of ADHD
  • Effective treatments
  • Risks and rewards of treatment with stimulant medication
  • Use of non-stimulant medications and alternative treatments
  • Recognizing and treating co-occurring aggressive disorders and learning disabilities
  • Risk of substance abuse in the ADHD population
  • Adult outcomes for ADHD children
  • The impact of ADHD on individuals, families and society
  • Educating children with ADHD
  • Overcoming barriers to appropriate identification, evaluation and intervention
  • Directions for future research
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